Historical Figures

Pepin II(823 - 865)

Pepin II of Aquitaine is the eldest son of Pepin I. He succeeded his father, illegally seizing the throne and taking Toulouse in 843. Charles II the Bald was obliged to recognize his sovereignty over Aquitaine in exchange for the oath of vassalage. Toulouse and Poitiers are looted by the Normans. In 852, Pepin was delivered to Charles the Bald who had him locked up in Saint-Médard de Soissons. He escapes and revolts against his uncle again. The last ten years of his life, Pepin tried in vain to regain possession of his kingdom and died captive in Senlis in 865.